FIA ERC1 Junior Championship title rivals Chris Ingram and Filip Mareš are only 1.3 seconds apart with just three stages remaining on Barum Czech Rally Zlín, with a 100,000 euro prize on the line for the winner.
Roman Odložilík’s 20th start in the FIA European Rally Championship has left the SK DER Rally Team driver clutching at straws, as a collision with a hay bale forced him to retire from Barum Czech Rally Zlín.
Alexey Lukyanuk has targeted taking points away from FIA European Rally Championship title rivals Łukasz Habaj and Chris Ingram on Barum Czech Rally Zlín’s second leg, as he returns from his Saturday retirement.
Filip Mareš (ACCR Czech Rally Team) dismissed any worries over losing the lead in ERC1 Junior on the last stage of Barum Czech Rally Zlín’s opening leg, despite missing out on an extra leg point to title rival Chris Ingram.
Efrén Llarena’s hopes of winning the FIA ERC3 Junior Championship title for Rallye Team Spain have been boosted by a strong opening day on Barum Czech Rally Zlín, with the points race against Ken Torn still touch and go.
Jan Kopecký is leading the FIA European Rally Championship-counting Barum Czech Rally Zlín after nearest rivals Alexey Lukyanuk and Nikolay Gryazin hit trouble, but all eyes are on a breathtakingly close battle for the ERC1 Junior title.